It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, December 09, 2013

Chapter 12, Page 9, Book 13

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared  in Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern, a collection of season carols gathered by William B. Sandys.  The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reported to date back to the 15th century although the author is unknown.

This is a season that is supposed to be filled with comfort and joy, but too often it is full of stress and anxiety.  Trying to keep focused on the Reason for the Season isn’t always easy.

I know I can take comfort in the fact that there is really nothing to dismay.  I can be joyful because Christmas Day happened so many years ago, but still it remains alive and well all throughout the world.  There are not many that don’t feel a little joy when the word Christmas is spoken.

I know there are some scrooges and grinches out there.  Most of them are that way because of things that have happened in the past.  

I’m sending you all glad tidings today and hope you all will find some comfort and joy !

One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life. 

Harry Hepner


Rose said...

Yes, we all need to spread joy. There is so much sadness that people experience but Christmas should be joyful.

jack69 said...

Glad Tidings and Great Joy.....INDEED!!!

Love the lyrics...
We are enjoying beautiful weather at present. This is a day that proves this is the Sunshine state..
Love from the Disney area...

betty said...

Sending glad tidings back to you too, Ma. We really do have a lot to rejoice about not just this season but every day of our lives because of the great gift of Jesus!


Buttercup said...

Sending you back comfort and lots of joy. I am so happy to hear the forecast for snow tomorrow and not have to worry about wading out into it. Take good care and enjoy!

Chatty Crone said...

Let nothing you dismay - I need to work on that. sandie


Enjoyed hearing the history of the song.

JeanJournal said...

There's no place like home for the holidays~~~ENJOY! every moment of the day remembering old times ago GOOD MEMORIES and~~~being thankful for the NOW days!~~~Jean(Rome Ga girl living in Calhoun~~~WISH I COULD SEND YOU ALL A CHRISTMAS CARD~~~I might put you one on my blog